LG's new LSM-100 mouse doubles as a scanner

By on August 24, 2011, 3:00 PM

LG has announced a clever little mouse that doubles as a scanner and saves you precious desk space. The new LSM-100 is pretty basic as a pointing device, featuring two buttons and a scroll wheel, but what makes it special is the ability to scan documents by just passing the device back and forth over them -- as illustrated in the embedded video.

The mouse can handle documents up to A3 size, or 11.69 × 16.54 inches, which is more than what most portable scanners are capable of due to their size constraint. You’ll be able to save the resulting image in PNG, JPEG, TIFF, BMP, and PDF formats, or use the built-in OCR technology to create fully editable DOC and XLS files. Scans can be easily shared online via social networks or email thanks to the bundled Smart Share software from LG.

Besides its scanning abilities, the mouse itself doesn't seem like a big deal but LG claims it's stylish, comfortable and accurate. LG's new scanner-mouse was first shown at CES, and it will be properly introduced at this year's IFA trade show in Berlin. Though no details about pricing for the LSM-100 have been revealed yet, the company has said that it intends to release the product for sale in the U.S., Europe and other major foreign markets in September.




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Nima304 said:

That's flipping awesome.

3DCGMODELER 3DCGMODELER said:

I want one really bad.....

That's an awesome idea.. yaa

Guest said:

The strange thing is its actually a wired mouse, not that you would know that from the promo

Trillionsin Trillionsin said:

Guest said:

The strange thing is its actually a wired mouse, not that you would know that from the promo

could you imagine this being wireless??? really...

Rasta211 said:

Well the video does lead you to believe it's wireless. After all have you ever seen a car with a wired attached to it? Yet that mouse makes "car" sounds an appears to be moving freely without the barrier of a wire. So ya, it would be amazing if it was wireless. I'm pretty confident some people are going to be upset when they find out it's wired.

Ithryl said:

If OCR and scanning work as smooth in reality as they do in the video (given the source quality is ok) then I'm sold.

Guest said:

As a college student, THIS IS REVOLUTIONARY!

This is the kind of development I want to see from companies.

When can I get my greasy hands on one of these babies?

Tekkaraiden Tekkaraiden said:

Interesting product, I hope they've improved them over the ones I used 15 years ago.

Guest said:

Or watch the end of the video where it shows the wire

nismo91 said:

im buying one, if the price is right.

tehbanz tehbanz said:

it also doubles as a racecar, lg forgot to mention that in their promo video.

PinothyJ said:

So it does not even have a middle mouse button?

Strange...

Burty117 Burty117, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Yeah, is a tad cool I guess, can't see it working as well as the video though, I wonder what the spec of the actual mouse is?

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